In East Ladakh, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has raised the concerns of the military forces by infiltrating Galvan Valley, Hot Spring, Gogra Post, Depsang and Pangong Tso. The Indian Army is increasing deployment on the front line, taking lessons from China’s antics. With the decision to deploy three additional divisions, it is facing many challenges on many fronts.
If sources of the Army Headquarters are to be believed, the army has started preparations to fight these challenges on a war footing. Although Lieutenant General (former, Army Supply Corps) Balbir Singh Sandhu says the time is short, the challenge is huge. So everything is not easy.
Sandhu says that we do not know how long and how many days our soldiers will be stationed there in such a large number (more than 30 thousand). Others, whether it is Galvan Valley or the area near Hot Spring, Gogra Post, Depsang, Pangong, cannot be directly reached here. The temperature of this region goes up to minus 25-30 degrees as soon as winter comes.
Even at this time, the temperature is minus 18-20 degrees Celsius. With an altitude of 14000 feet to 17000 feet, the air in this area also has low oxygen content. So it takes more than a week for the military forces from the plains to adapt to the atmosphere there.